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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Kinesiology

Welcome to Camp Nugget 2017

Camp Nugget 2017 is scheduled from June 19 to July 14 M-F from 9-Noon

Camp Nugget 2016 information provided below is similar to the information that will be availaible for 2017. for example see 2016 brochure and go to web page below to see general information that includes downloads to all parent forms


Mailing List Camp Nugget Registration

2017 BROCHURE: The first wave of brochures with registration forms will go out via email<> in early April. to get on the mailing list and for more information email

Please see and return Camp Nugget Brochure 2016 registration which follows

Camp Nugget Brochure registration 2016

Camp Nugget is designed for children with special needs and disabilities ages 5 - 12 years. The child/staff ratio is four children to one staff member. It is the parent’s responsibility to provide an assistance with their child if their child requires intense one-on-one instruction (for example will run away from the group). A parent meeting will be held the first day of camp and the parents are strongly encouraged to attend.

Please read the brochure carefully to see if your child qualfies for the program and mail with your information to the adress provided on the registration form.

This years program is June 19 to July 14, 2017 from 9:00 AM to Noon.

Camp Nugget provides small group instruction (4-1 child/staff ratio) by university students enrolled in the KIN Department who are studying to receive an Adapted Physical Education Teaching Credential under the supervision of Dr. Barry Lavay, CSULB Professor. Camp activities include aquatics with swim instruction, fundamental motor skills, health-related physical fitness, dance, lead-up cooperative games, and adapted sports. The 4 week program begins usually the last Monday in June and continues through-out the first three weeks of July. Camp Nugget is offered Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon and the cost is $400.00. Registration usually begins in early April and is on a first come for serve basis. Some full and partial scholarships are available based on need. The website provides a program brochure. Contact information or email Dr. Barry Lavay at

See CAMP NUGGET SLIDE show provides overview of the program

Slide Show Presentation

Camp Nugget Ratio 4 children to 1 staff member

The child/staff ratio is never more than four children to one staff member. It is the parents’ responsibility to provide a 1-1 assistant with their child if their child requires intense one-on-one instruction. This also includes the swimming portion of camp. For example if their child: (a) will run away from the group (b) has such a severe disability that he/she requires full-time physical assistance, including hand over on hand assistance at all times. See handout

See 1-1 support

ESTATE PLANNING WORKSHOP with JOSHUA AND LAURA MEIER top Orange County Family Trust Attorneys

Thursdays June 23 from 9:30 to 11:00 2016 we will offer a free workshop in Room 62 on “10 Legal Protections for Children with Special Needs” by Laura and Josh Meier who are local attorneys. Parent who attended last year benefitted greatly from this workshop. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about how you can make sure your child can be financially, emotionally, and physically taken care. Please see the attached flyer and how you can register by email or phone. Free parking will be provided see attached flyer

Camp Nugget Questions

To learn more about the program email or 562/985-7969 or see information about this year's 2016 Camp Nugget with forms and schedule below


LA Parent Magazines Special Needs Issue

Magazine provides a list of special needs camps including CSULB Camp Nugget website link

Thank You to Camp Nugget Donors

Camp Nugget would like to take this opportunity to thank the local community for its support the program. Through generous contributions from

Vicki and Petter Pellerito The California Wellness Foundation, the Employee Community Fund of Boeing California, the J.S. Gumbiner Foundation, B.J's Resturant, Josh and Laura Meier and Gene Bixby Smith

CAMP NUGGET is able to offer highly personalized instruction and support to its campers. See link

Children participating in Camp Nugget activities